Evening Meals On Wheels
Whether you need a hot, healthy meal on a temporary basis or would like meals for an indefinite period of time, we offer daily evening meals made fresh in our Madison kitchen. Our Registered Dietitian reviews menus regularly.
We have been involved with serving senior meals since 1973, and established the Evening Meals on Wheels program in 1989. In April 2010, our evening Meals on Wheels Program earned Magnet Accreditation at the exemplary level from the Meals on Wheels Association of America. We were the first in Wisconsin to receive the distinction, and one of four, out of 900 MOWAA-member organizations, to be awarded this rare recognition.
Senior hunger is real, and we're doing our part to make sure no senior goes hungry. We are actively raising funds to support this program and seniors in need. We are a local, nonprofit organization that doesn't receive any federal funding for our evening Meals on Wheels program. Instead, we rely on local support. We are grateful for several organizations that have stepped up to help us meet the need including UW Health & Unity Health Insurance, First Business Bank, American Family Insurance, St. Mary's Hospital, Associated Bank, Alliant Energy Foundation, and Jeff Bowles with Merrill Lynch.
We also appreciate more than 230 volunteers who have opened their hearts and their cars to deliver evening meals. These volunteers help ensure that no senior goes hungry, and their presence brightens someone's day. As one volunteer said, "I believe in what Independent Living does because I know first hand from my volunteer experience. It made me happy to put smiles on clients' faces and chat for a minute." Our thanks go out to all volunteers, and to all donors who contribute financially to our program. Thank you for making a difference.
*Meals include: entree, salad or vegetable, fruit and dessert. Our nutritious evening meals are reasonably priced and available for delivery to anyone interested in purchasing a dinner or dinners through our program. Some subsidies may support qualified clients.